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Senda de Camille is a six-stage trek with a circular itinerary of around 100 kilometres. The itinerary of the Camille Trail runs through the Natural Park of the Western Valleys (Aragon) and the National Park of the Pyrenees (French departments of the High Pyrenees and Atlantic Pyrenees). This mountainous land was once the home of the Camille bear, believed to be the last indigenous brow bear in the Pyrenees.
We will follow the pawprints of Camille, walking over some of the most beautiful and spectacular places of its territory. Where we find beeches and fir forests, subalpine and mountain pastures, slender peaks and dramatic valleys and ibones (mountain lakes) created by mighty bygone glaciers. Exploring Spain suggests a clockwise route, starting at the mountain pass of Somport, right on the border between Spain and France. By the end of our route we will have enjoyed sites as beautiful as the Ibón de Estanés and the Valley of the Sarrios and contemplated peaks as spectacular as the Petrachema and the Needles of Ansabere.
Camille is always in mountain huts, except one night of Lescún where we lodge in a gite.
The Natural Park of the Western Valleys covers one of the better preserved ecosystems and with less urban pressure of the Pyrenees. It presents to the traveller a great variety of habitats, flora and fauna. Beech forests, black pine forests, pine and fir forests, grasslands and high mountain areas. Regarding the fauna, the brown bear, bearded vultures, griffon vulture, some protected insects and several endemic plants stand out.
The massifs of Bisaurín, Aspe, Mesa de los Tres Reyes and Peña Forca, and their characteristic U-shaped valleys made by the erosion of the glacial ice, are the most important fearues of the park.
It is important to carry little weight in the backpack to walk comfortably, so it is recommended to take only the essential material and clothing. Each day you may wash some laundry by hand and you do not have to carry food. We will inform you so you backpack weighs no more than 6-10 kilos.
Physical and technical level
Intended for people with a habit of walking in the mountains or who practice sports on a regular basis and who are able to face slopes of +1200 meters at a calm but continuous pace. No rock climbing or mountaineering skills are required.
The stage of the fourth day is longer but you can avoid some kilometres and meters of unevenness (consult).
Flexibility of dates
We always propose several departures with several dates but we also adapt the trips to your availability. So do not hesitate to consult us if the dates do not fit you and we will adapt an outing for you.
Time and place of meeting
One week before the start of the trip we will send you the information about the place and time of meeting as well as the name and phone number of the guide that will accompany the group. In addition we will send you more useful information that will facilitate the final preparations.
Backpack during trekking
It is important to carry light weight in the backpack to walk in comfort, so it is recommended to carry only the essential material and clothing. Every day you can wash some clothes by hand and also do not have to carry food. We will inform you that the backpack will not weigh more than 6-10 kilos.
Insurance of the activity
As indicated in the 10th paragraph of the General Conditions www.muntania.com, it is mandatory that you have insurance that covers the activity of the trip. If you do not have one, you have the option to contract it through our travel agency (please consult). If you already have it or would not want to hire it through us, you must confirm in writing that you are giving up.
Without doubt, for a little more we recommend insurance with cancellation and so if you or a family member has any mishap before the trip will be entitled to the full refund of the amount paid both in the tickets and in the trip itself,
* The cancellation insurance that we manage allows a refund of up to 1500 euros. If the amount of the trip plus flight is bigger you can extend the amount that you want to insure (consult).
It is not necessary to wear a sleeping bag but a silk or cotton sheet bag.